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TeaVivre brings you the fresh Monkey King Monkey King Tie Guan Yin which has no heavy roasting flavor. It is from the origin place of Tie Guan Yin, Anxi in Fujian Province. The twisted dry leaves are tight and strong in dragonfly-like shape. Dry tea has the light refreshing fragrance of vegetables and fruits. After brewed, the characteristic fresh scent of Tie Guan Yin comes. The tea liquid tastes sweet and its fragrance lasts long. Tie Guan Yin has two different kinds of making method, Zheng Chao (正炒,) and Tuo Suan (拖酸), which was introduced in the description of Anxi Superfine Tie Guan Yin. This Anxi Monkey King (Ma Liu Mie) Tie Guan Yin belongs to zheng chao Tie Guan Yin tea, has comfortable brisk and smooth flavor without the sour taste on your tongue, just like the Anxi Superfine Tie Guan Yin.
Our Anxi Monkey King (Ma Liu Mie) Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea is analysed in accordance with the requirements of regulation (EC) 396/2005 (regulation on maximum residue levels in food and feed) in its currently valid version.
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With a strong and long-lasting fragrance, this Monkey-King Tie Guanyin smells fresh and tender. When you brew it, the smell of honey peach can be enjoyed. The degree of fermentation is 100 percent and the tea leaves turn soft. You had better drink it one hour after meals, for it is quite good for digestion.
Legend has it that the cliff is too abrupt for people to pick the Oolong tea leaves. Therefore, monkey is trained to climb the cliff and help tea farmers pick the Oolong tea leaves.Another saying goes that tea farmers need to tie a rope around the waist during the process of picking, just like a monkey. Hence obtains its name.
Anxi County lies in the middle by south of Fujian, at 24°51′ N - 25°26′ N, 117°34′E - 118°18′E. Its total area is 2983.1 square kilometers. The environment of Anxi is definitely suitable for planting tea trees. It locates in the subtropical humid climate zone, on the southeast side of Dai Yun Mountain. The average temperature here is about 16 to 20℃, while the annual precipitation is around 1600 mm to 1800 mm.
The tea trees of Tie Guan Yin are delicate, not easy to be grown well with a low output. Thus the tea trees are precious. For this Anxi Monkey King Tie Guan Yin, its tea tree is purebred and bush, has spreading branches sideling grown. The leaf sprout horizontally and slightly curls towards its back, with thick and bold blade. Leaf presents glossy and deep green color, while the bud is in purple red. Its appearance is like a peach, thus it is named as red heart crooked peach.
Growing between the cliff and rock, Monkey Picked Tie Guanyin is a wild kind of Tie Guanyin.
Legend has it that there is a kind of wild Oolong tea tree growing between the cliff and rock in ancient times so that tea farmers cannot pick the leaves in usual way. Therefore, people figure out to tie a rope around waist to climb the cliff for tea picking, just like a monkey. Hence obtains its name.
Another saying goes that the cliff is too abrupt for people to pick the Oolong tea leaves. Therefore, money is trained to climb the cliff and help tea farmers pick the Oolong tea leaves. People name it as Maliumie, referring to the kind of Oolong tea picked by monkey. Maliumie(马骝搣), as the name of production: “Maliu(马骝)” is the nickname of monkey used by people in Guangzhou, Guangxi and Hainan. “Mie(搣)” means picking. “Maliumie” refers that monkey king picks tea leaves. In addition to the meaning of Maliumie picked by monkey king, the name also indicates that it is a kind of precious tea.
Monkey-King Tie Guanyin contains lots of vitamins. Vitamin A can prevent from scurvy; Vitamin B can help digestion; Vitamin C can enhance immunity; Vitamin E can resist aging. As the saying goes that rarity enhances value, you will benefit a lot from drinking a cup of it every day.
In the year 1855, Linfengchi removed Oolong tea trees from the Wuyi Mountains in the Fujian province of China and traveled to DongDing, which is in Lugu, Taiwan. Once he arrived in Taiwan, he replanted the tea trees, beginning the history of the Dong Ding Oolong , one of Taiwan's most famous teas. During 1858, a British company at that time called Jardine Mantheson & Co. bought semi-finished Oolong tea from Taiwan, spreading it around the world.
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I decided to brew it gong fu style. Verdict: amazing buttery, creamy, vegetables!!! There is also a bit of a floral note, but it’s not too overpowering. Yum! I think I might just gong fu all my oolongs from now on. I love it!!
Tie Guan Yin is one of those teas that are getting increasing popularity in the west, but when it comes to me I drink it seldom. The reason why I ordered this tea is that I wanted to compare it to the Taiwanese version of the same grade, labeled Monkey picked. I heard stories that monkeys were trained in the past to pick the hardly accessible leaves for this tea but more rational approach suggests that it was a metaphor superior leaf material that distinguishes it from an average. As I'm nearly finishing a pouch of this tea I learned that I like it prepared in a small porcelain teapot the most. I use about 4 grams and 180-200ml and steep it in 2min-1min-2min fashion. The infusion has a bright green tone with slightly warm (close to toasted) aroma at the top with bright flowery notes. First infusion is refreshing, mildly grassy and ends with toasty goodness. As the tea cools down the flowery element gets more prominent and almost to the point of being rough, also I get a long moist sensation in mouth as I finish the cup. Second cup is more balanced as flowery note loses its domination and for a short period between the sips I could sense a crisp sweetness lingering in the back. Third cup if more floral than the previous but the sweetness is persistent. I can sense some buttery hints in the background if I focus a little bit. A very nice tea, refreshing, quenching but a bit too flowery for my taste. I enjoy the Taiwanese version more but I wouldn't mind having this one every now and then.
I love TGY oolongs. They represent everything great about Oolongs. Some floral, some nutty, some mineral, and some sweet. This is very good example of a good quality TGY. I only had a little sample I received from a tea box, so I couldn't experiment too much. I did Gaiwan about 5 grams. I had to be careful with water because some oolongs react better to 180-190 range, and some like it hot. So I started lower end and got some really nice floral and cream notes. On steeps 4-8 I went much hotter, and the nuttiness and mineral essence came out more. I might get another sample of this on my next order to play around some more. But this is good tea, I'm sure you'll like it if you like TGY.
a very strong and pleasant . fragrance - akinda weird mix of lily, orchid and mineras. like mix of the best taiwan high mounrain oolong and iron goddess. not bitter at all, easily prepared.
Light Oolong that is yellowish green in color and has a floral aroma. It taste sweet and floral with a little fruitiness on the back end.
This tie guan yin is an excellent choice. It is everything I love about high mountain oolong. Very floral, buttery and sweet, but also juicy and refreshing. There’s a pure crystalline quality about this tea, a breath of fresh air!
Another oolong to try from Teavivre! The leaves have a bright and fresh fragrance, very floral, though not as floral as another Teavivre oolong (the Nonpareil Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin smells like an entire Spring garden). I tried to go with the steeping parameters for Teavivre's other green oolongs, since I don't like this suggestion of 17 ounces (a tablespoon of leaves, 212 degrees, a rinse, 1,2,3,4 minute steeps). I went with two teaspoons of these bright green bundles. Steep #1 // 7 minutes after boiling & a rinse // 1 1/2 min steep The leaves are almost bursting out of the basket, I can't imagine using more! The flavor is nice but it doesn't taste overly like flowers, or peach (or any other type of fruit), or like a creamy milk oolong, or vegetal. Usually oolong can fit into a category, but this one does not, at least not on the first cup. This is a different oolong -- it isn't as floral tasting as the scent is. There is a bit of an odd flavor to it but it certainly isn't astringent or oversteeped. It's quite a mystery. The color of the cup is between the mellow yellow of a light oolong but not quite bright yellow. Steep #2 // two minutes after boiling // 2 min Hmm. This is the oddest oolong I've ever tasted. I don't think it is oversteeped but it has a sour flavor to it, even a fuzzy texture to it. It has hints of pineapple flavor to it... or maybe some unripened fruit and autumn leaves. It's such a different flavor for oolong. Not a fan of this oolong, but it could just be my tastes. I think some of Teavivre's other oolongs are better. Give them a try!
Anxi Monkey King is a gem of an Oolong. It is less bitter than other Oolongs I have tasted. I enjoy the aroma of the hot steeped tea. It is gentle on my stomach and does not caffeine me. The price is fair. I would buy this tea again.
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Like Teavivre's normal Tieguanyin, but with leaves that appear larger dry rolled yet smaller when unfurled, possibly indicating that these are smaller leaves rolled loosely. Smaller leaf size is indeed indicative of higher quality, so this is a good thing. It tastes similar to Teavivre's standard Tieguanyin as well, only with more body, mouthfeel, and a hint of a deeper focused flavor usually found in more highly oxidized teas. It has the same problem as Teavivre's normal grade of Tieguanyin with tasting suboptimal if lukewarm or chilled, but unlike that tea can be consumed in large quantities without taste fatigue as long as it is served hot. The floral notes take a split second before registering sometimes, which is interesting and perhaps desirable for people seeking a long pleasant aftertaste of their beverage. I know fans of darker Oolongs like Phoenix Dancongs really look for that quality in the teas they drink.
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